Will Canada Legalize Recreation Marijuana in Summer of 2018?
Will Canada Legalize Marijuana in 2018? On Thursday May 3rd 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said recreational cannabis use will be legal by summer, despite calls from some senators to delay legalization by up to a year to allow for further consultation with Indigenous communities.
Speaking to reporters alongside the Portuguese prime minister today, Trudeau said it should come as no surprise that the Liberal government is determined to enact its marijuana policy in its first mandate given the pre-election pledge the party made to dismantle prohibition.
“We have been working with our partners across the country to make this happen and we are going to be moving forward this summer on the legalization of cannabis,” he said. 00:53
“Obviously, as I’ve said many times, this is not an event, this is a process, and we will continue to work with our partners in the municipalities, in provinces and Indigenous leadership in communities to make sure we’re doing this right and moving forward in a responsible way.”
The Senate’s Aboriginal peoples committee suggested Bill C-45, the legislation that will do away with criminal sanctions on adult cannabis possession, should be amended to allow for a delay in implementation of up to a year.
It seems quite evident that overwhelming popularity indeed urns for legalization. Yet do you believe this process should be delayed to smooth over all restriction and regulations with the indigenous communities?
It has been a long road for BC to be in the position it is in. Thouthands of Canadian entrepreneurs are not tied closely to this industry and fear being pushed out. Do you think it would be fair for the government to close small businesses and monopolise this industry just as it has done with BC Liquor or CIBC here in British Columbia? It is also very grey and foggy as to what the future of Online Dispensaries holds or what your ability to Buy Weed Online In Canada will be like once this transpires.
We are curious as to what the YOUR thoughts on the matter are, we’d love to hear from you. Email us with any thoughts at: [email protected].